Job Title:

Psychologist - Mental Health Eating Disorders


St. Joseph's Care Group


Thunder Bay , ON

Bargaining Unit: NON-UNION Health Care Professionals
Status: Full Time
Department: Mental Health Eating Disorders
Site: Sister Margaret Smith Centre
Shifts: Days
Annual Salary: $105,807 - $134,842.50

St. Joseph's Care Group is currently accepting applications for a full time Psychologist for the Eating Disorders Program at Sister Margaret Smith Centre. The program provides specialized outpatient assessment and treatment services for youth, adults and their families presenting with eating disordered symptomatology. The program offers a full spectrum of services throughout Northwestern Ontario and are provided by a multidisciplinary team.

The Psychologist will be responsible for completing comprehensive psychological assessments, consultation, treatment and discharge planning for clients with a wide range of mental health issues within the Eating Disorder Program. This role requires a demonstrated appreciation of client-centred, strength based, holistic care including the importance of accessibility, accountability, best practices modalities. This role may also engage in community education, program development, research and consultation with community partners throughout Northwestern Ontario. Occasional travel may be required.


  • Registration or eligibility for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • Experience with evidence-based and best practice approaches to psychological interventions related to Eating disorders and comorbid mental health conditions.
  • Experience with time-limited psychological interventions, both individual, group and family, with youth and adults.
  • Experience in Family Based Therapy an asset.
  • Experience working with health issues related to Eating Disorders.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary bio-psychosocial models of treatment.
  • Demonstrated clinical decision making capabilities, problem solving, time management and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Northern and Indigenous communities.
  • Skill/experience in the administration and interpretation of psychometric tests.
  • Experience in research, program evaluation, and knowledge transfer preferred.
  • Experience in program evaluation, data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation: Mental Health Act; Health Care Consent Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act; etc.
  • Demonstrated regular attendance at work.


Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005
or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.


SJCG cares about "Our People", and we know that a welcoming, caring, and supportive environment creates a positive work place that ensures employees are able to provide the best possible care to our clients.

As a team member, you will be offered:

  • Competitive and progressive salary and benefit packages
  • Relocation Assistant (some restrictions apply)
  • Ongoing professional development and advanced education
  • Employee wellness initiatives
  • Opportunities to participate in research and teaching initiatives
  • Tuition loan program
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Employee recognition program
  • Employee Discounts


  • Combining tradition & innovation in responding to the unmet needs of the people of Northwestern Ontario since 1884.
  • Offers a broad range of programs and services in Rehabilitative Care, Addictions & Mental Health, and Seniors' Health across 8 sites in the City of Thunder Bay.
  • Over 2,200 staff and growing.
  • Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest level awarded by Accreditation Canada.
  • Designated by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) as the Best Practice Spotlight Organization.
  • Uses technology to help overcome challenges to healthcare including the sheer size of Northwestern Ontario to bring care closer to the people we serve.
  • Northwestern Ontario regional lead for Rehabilitative Care, Behavioural Supports and Palliative Care.
  • Coupling research with mobilization, our Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) supports internal and external staff and clinicians through expertise, project consultation and knowledge translation.
  • Continues to advance a self-management approach to care, and we are involving our clients more closely in their own care decisions to achieve the health outcomes that are important to them.


If you enjoy the benefits of work life balance that a smaller centre can offer, with the benefit of working in a large and progressive organization, come join us in the North!

Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the beauty of nature, Thunder Bay, with a population of 115,000, offers a perfect balance of urban and rural life. With world class sailing, boating, camping, hiking, and cycling in the summer months, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, Thunder Bay has something to offer healthy living enthusiasts throughout the year. Affordable housing and a vibrant, culturally diverse community with access to fine dining and the arts, make this community a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. Thunder Bay has excellent schools, including publicly funded French language, French immersion, and International Baccalaureate programs, as well as Confederation College and Lakehead University. Thunder Bay is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the newest Law program in Ontario. Thunder Bay also offers innovative opportunities through the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute.


SJCG is an approved Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program employer. The RNIP is a new community-driven immigration program designed to create a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to work and live in Thunder Bay, ON.

To learn more about the RNIP program, please visit Joseph's Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.



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Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.​

Posted 2022-01-10

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